contains this wonderfully scrappy and orphan blocks quilts. The book is "First, Nine and Always", published in 1986 by AQS, and written by Millie Leathers. I came across it at the annual library sale, where they get rid of the books with poor circulation numbers. How sad that this great basic book was considered "outdated" just a few years after its publication.
This particular quilt is called "Fragments". The blocks were pieced by Martha Jane Stanifer before 1900. Upon her death in 1903, the blocks passed to her daughter Alice Stanifer Brinegar. She pieced together and quilted what we see today. A legacy of both her mother and herself. The quilt now belongs to her daughter Edith Lawson.
Millie Leathers commentary on this beautiful quilt is a tribute to all three generations of women whose lives it touched. For a scrappy quilter like myself, and a lover of the unwanted and odd bits, it's like Christmas, birthday and 4th of July all rolled into one!
I've shown these pictures before, I know. But in connection to the crusade to get Gwen Marston's "Liberated Quiltmaking" published again(by AQS), I felt it was worthy of another posting *VBS*. If you haven't clicked on any of the links over to Tonya's to sign up for a copy of a reprint from AQS, please do so now!